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Save and Restore

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Option 21 to restricted state

I would like to be able to easily complete a full system save using option 21 and instead of starting up the controlling subsystem, remain in restricted state (or IPL). Right now, to do this I need to prompt the individual commands for the save, c...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 8 Delivered

Modernize ObjectConnect to be native TCP/IP

ObjectConnect should be modernized. Get rid of the APPC stuff and make the SAVRST commands take an hostname or IP Address as a target, and perform everything via native TCP/IP. Improve performance by using secure, multi-threaded connections like D...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 8 Delivered

RST command enhancement

Would like the RST command to give me a % processed/remaining objects (or even GB...even more useful) instead of a running count of objects restored. RSTLIB tells me # out of x libraries processed. Use Case: That's incredibly useful from a timing ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 9 Delivered

Add a modern compression algorithm for SAV/RST

Even DTACPR(*HIGH) does not compress as well as ZIP, which is a pretty low bar these days. It would be nice to see newer compression algorithms like LZMA2 (7-Zip / xz) added to SAV and RST commands, at least for SAVF. Use Case: Transmitting large ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 9 Delivered

Go Save option 21 Entire System Save Improvements

Go Save Option 21 "Entire System Save" would be improved if the following parameters where added: 1) Scheduled Start Date (as well as time) This would allow a user to schedule a system save more than 24 hours ahead of the time they enter the reque...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Delivered

IBM i Warning Message when SLKM server not available

Currently, if a backup device is using Hardware Encryption using an SKLM server to provide the keys and the network connection to SKLM servers is not available, the backup device signal a general hardware configuration issue, not that the SKLM ser...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Delivered

Enable ASYNCBRING by default on SAV command

Enabling this function generally reduces the time taken for backups to the IFS. With clients that store large amounts of objects in the IFS, the time taken to backup these objects cab be massive. 33% reduction in backup Window is not uncommon. Use...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Delivered

Add parameter to RSTOBJ command

In the RSTOBJ command parameters it would be great to let you filter by attribute as well (FILEATR), in case you select *FILE would also specify the type (*PF, *LF, *PRTF, *DSPF, etc.) OBJTYPE > *FILE FILEATR > *PF Use Case: We usually have ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Delivered

Allow Save While Active option that works under all circumstances

The current Save While Active function has a number of limitations that mean in many cases, the objects can not be saved whilst they are in use by another job. I would like the option to be able to save them no matter locks or updates are taking p...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Delivered